This was not a fun week. The Mets took two of three from the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates but were then swept by the lowly Atlanta Braves. The offense has been off-putting, but the pitching staff gets blame here too. The bullpen has been a mess, and the rotation did itself no favors this week. Read on and be frustrated.
This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, June 13, through Sunday, June 19.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Antonio Bastardo||After a solid start to the season, Bastardo has been an absolute mess lately. His 4.66 ERA and 5.30 FIP, paired with the worst K/BB ratio of his career, certainly don't look good for a reliever who is making $12 million over this season and the next.|
|Jerry Blevins||At least we have Jerry Blevins, who right now is the inverse Bastardo. The lefty specialist has a 1.53 ERA and 2.56 FIP on the year, and has nearly the best K/BB ratio of his career.|
|Bartolo Colon||Bart allowed two runs in 7.2 innings, striking out eight and walking nobody. His control hasn't been quite as pinpoint as in recent years, but it seems to be coming around|
|Jacob deGrom||deGrom had two quality starts this week, but the latter one was only by the most base definition of the term. He held the Pirates to two runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and a walk, but then allowed three to a terrible Atlanta offense. Not the worst thing, but not enough to be trending up either.|
|Jeurys Familia||Familia allowed just one baserunner in three appearances, striking out two and earning another save.|
|Erik Goeddel||Goeddel allowed one unearned run, with one hit, one walk, and one strikeout in one-and-two-thirds innings. Very neutral!|
|Matt Harvey||Harvey had a bad start, allowing four runs in six innings while striking out just five and walking two. He'll look to get back to the nice streak he's been on lately this coming week.|
|Jim Henderson||The Jim Henderson experience was a nice feel good story for the first month of the year. Now he has a FIP near 5.00, has a HR/FB rate approaching 2.0, and is probably not long for the roster much longer.|
|Steven Matz||Matz allowed two runs on four hits (including a homer) and two walks in six innings, striking out seven. It wasn't a bad start, but it wasn't great either. This is a high-neutral rating.|
|Addison Reed||Addy got popped for three earned runs on three hits and a walk with just seven total batters faced. He's been the most consistent guy in the pen this year, and the Mets need that to continue.|
|Hansel Robles||Robles has a 3.30 ERA and a 4.39 FIP on the year, and split the difference with a 3.86 ERA for the week. He allowed five of the twelve batters he faced to reach base. That's not good.|
|Noah Syndergaard||Oh Thor, thank you for all that you do for us mere mortals. 11 strikeouts, no walks, and five hits in 8.1 innings. He had a phenomenal start, securing the series win against the Pirates.|